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The Naropa University Archive Project is preserving and providing access to over 5000 hours of recordings made at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. The library was developed under the auspices of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics (the university's Department of Writing and Poetics) founded in 1974 by poets Anne Waldman and Allen Ginsberg. It contains readings, lectures, performances, seminars, panels and workshops conducted at Naropa by many of the leading figures of the U....



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by Ginsberg, Allen
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A class about the history of poetry, in a series of classes by Allen Ginsberg in 1975. Ginsberg discusses the work of Ezra Pound, 18th and 19th century poetics, and sound and rhythm in poetry. Ginsberg reads poetry selections, followed by a class discussion. (Continues on 75P008)
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by Burroughs, William S.
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First half of a William S. Burroughs lecture on creative reading. The lecture mentions a wide variety of authors, including Alistair Crowley, Paul Bowles, and many others. The class also discusses science fiction, non-fiction, general semantics, scriptwriting, cloning, rotten ectoplasm, and judgment in cut-ups, as well as Burroughs's novel, The Soft Machine. (Continues on 79p044.) Keywords: beat movement, experimental literature, consciousness in literature, reality mapping
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by Collom, Jack; Henderson, David; Waldman, Anne; Zamora, Daisy
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Continued from 04P015 this panel of PoEthics, recorded June 7, 2004 during the Summer Writing Program at Naropa, is mostly a question and answer period. Topics covered include, Poets Against the War, poetry in capitolism, the state of American values, and motivation to keep writing. This is part 2 of 2.
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by Burroughs, William S.
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Second half of a William S. Burroughs lecture on creative reading. The lecture mentions a wide variety of authors, including Alistair Crowley, Paul Bowles, and many others. The class also discusses science fiction, non-fiction, general semantics, scriptwriting, cloning, rotten ectoplasm, and judgment in cut-ups, as well as Burroughs's novel, The Soft Machine. (Continued from 79p043.) Keywords: beat movement, experimental literature, consciousness in literature, reality mapping
Part 1 of an Allen Ginsberg workshop on American value. Ginsberg looks at what a value is, what is of value, and at poetry that addresses these questions. He focuses on the work of artist and poet Marsden Hartley, reading and discussing his poems, including "Three small feathers," "As the buck lay dead," "Albert Ryder, moonlightist," and others. Ginsberg also touches on the work of William Carlos Williams and Ezra Pound....
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by Ginsberg, Allen; Ginsberg, Allen
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The first tape in a two part series which is a class taught by Allen Ginsberg. Subject matter includes the life and work of Jack Kerouac. This is part 1 of 2.
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by Brownstein, Michael; Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne
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An Anne Waldman and Allen Ginsberg poetry reading. Waldman reads "Fast Speaking Woman" and other poems. Ginsberg reads "Howl" in its entirety, and other poems.
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Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, feminist poetry, beat movement, political poetry
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by Burroughs, William S.
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End of a class with William S. Burroughs, finishing with a question and answer session with Burroughs responding to remarks about women, non-referential images, non-linear thinking, and telepathy. (Continued from 76p020-021.) Keywords: Beat Movement, Experimental Writing, Aural Poetry, Consciousness and Literature
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The first two classes in a "History of poetry" series by Allen Ginsberg in the summer of 1975, taught by Gregory Corso while Ginsberg was sick. Corso holds the class in a "Socratic" format, allowing the students to ask him questions about anything they wish. He describes his process of editing and shaping a poem, and also talks about his family and relations with members of the Beat generation.
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by Burroughs, William S.
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First half of a workshop with William S. Burroughs comparing his works to those of Jack Kerouac, discussing their writing techniques. Burroughs provides biographical information on where the two met and their relationship. He also discusses what it means to be a writer and how many people are not writers even though they claim to be and have published work. Burroughs responds to questions about his relationship with Kerouac, dreams, and his own literary influences. This workshop took place...
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by Burroughs Jr. , William S.; Burroughs, William S.
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A William S. Burroughs, Sr. and William S. Burroughs, Jr. reading. The reading displays a contrast between William S. Burroughs Jr.'s writings and the writings of his father, William S. Burroughs, Sr. William S. Burroughs Jr. reads a series of short poems and plays the harmonica, followed by William S. Burroughs Sr. reading from his then unpublished work, The Gay Gun. (Continues on 79P104)
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by Rakosi, Carl
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Carl Rakosi reads and comments on an interview done with him for Conjunctions magazine, in which he discusses Zukofsky's editorship of Poetry Magazine; "Objectivism" as a term, a group, and a poetics; Rakosi's trouble writing and making a living; and other topics.
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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A continuation of a Basic Poetics Class taught by Allen Ginsbergin 1980 at Naropa. In this class Ginsberg covers William Shakespeare's Sonnets. Topics include reading the sonnets as a novel of a love triangle between Shakespear, a young man, and the Dark Lady. Some works discussed and read include Sonnets 20 (the key to the sonnets), 18, 29, 33, 57 (the S and M sonnet), 64, 65, 73, 94, 116, 129, 144, 147, 152, and 153. This is class 16 of 33.
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by Burroughs, William S.; Ginsberg, Allen
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A lecture by William S. Burroughs on public discourse, with an introduction by Allen Ginsberg. Topics included are nuclear weapons, disarmament, the Equal Rights Amendment, aliens, dreams, function of the artist, mind-altering drugs, reincarnation, space travel, television, and economics. Keywords: beat generation, literature and the state, technology and literature, literature and society, protest literature
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by Burroughs, William S.
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First half of a William S. Burroughs lecture on Joseph Conrad's Lord Jim and Heart of Darkness, F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and A Short Trip Home, and Stephen King's The Shining. Burroughs also discusses exercises for increasing awareness, books as mental film, codes of conduct, heroes, and the film of Burroughs's novel Naked Lunch. (Continues on 79p040.) Keywords: beat movement, experimental literature, consciousness in literature
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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Allen Ginsberg discusses the importance of and references in Jack Kerouac's Mexico City Blues. Plays significant portion of a reading Kerouac did, accompanied by a jazz pianist.
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by Burroughs, William S.
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William S. Burroughs reads from "The Place of Dead Roads" and "The Cat Inside." Keywords: beat movement, experimental writing
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by Burroughs, William S.
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First half of a class with William S. Burroughs discussing various sources for writing, including dreams, voices (external and internal), and cut-up, giving examples from his own work. Burroughs emphasizes the importance of egolessness to the writer and presents his sources as a means to that end. In the course of the discussion, Burroughs airs many of his ideas about consciousness. There are questions and answers halfway through the session.(Continues on 76P021)
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71U031 is part 1 of Gregory Bateson's 1971 lecture on consciousness and psychopathology.
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Second half of an interview and performance by John Cage. Including a performance of "Empty words" with audience participation. (Continued from A002A)
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by Burroughs, William S.; Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne
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First half of a class by William S. Burroughs on the technology and the ethics of wishing. The discussion includes rules for wishing, the dogma of science, L. Ron Hubbard, The Big Lie, and sympathetic magic. The class also includes a question and answer session covering subjects such as memory, Henry Miller, dreams in writing, and defining the soul. (Continues on 86p002.) Keywords: beat movement, magic and poetry, mysticism and literature, science and literature, consciousness and literature
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by Blaser, Robin
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Robin Blaser presents another of his famously unsummarizable lectures, in which he searches with us for guides on the journey "From there to here to where: writing." "There" is Blaser's early childhood in Idaho, living in a train car and learning about syphilis from a tent chautauqua. "Here" is the hell that, as Pound said, holding his hands across his heart, is "here." "Where" is the question of where we are now, and where we are going,...
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Second half of a class, and first half of the following class, on the history of poetry by Allen Ginsberg, from a class series during the summer of 1975. The first twenty minutes continues a class from the previous recording, on the work and innovation of the American poet Walt Whitman and the French poet Arthur Rimbaud. The remainder of the recording begins an introduction and analysis of the French poet Guillaume Apollinaire. (Continued from 75P016; continues on 75P018)
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Tape 1 of 2 containing a class taught by Jane Augustine. Topics include gender politics, the power structures inherent in sex, and Buddhism. Augustine cites the work of such writers as Helen Cixous, Luce Iragaray, and Julia Kristeva.
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by Strangers Die Every Day
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Strangers Die Everyday, recorded live on Digital Media at Boulder Theater March 9th, 2006 as part of a benefit for Burma Life and La Casa de la Esparanza.
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by Burroughs, William S.; Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne
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An interview with William S. Burroughs for Loka magazine with additional commentary by Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman. The interview covers topics such as government, the New Age movement, identity, biology, cloning, war, escapism, and gurus. Keywords: beat generation, political poetry, activist poetry
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First half of a class by Amiri Baraka on speech, rhythm, sound, and music. The discussion covers Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Prince, Amos Moore, John Cage, Robert Duncan, T.S. Eliot, John Coltrane, Thelonius Monk, Max Roach, Allen Tate, Claude McKay, Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, and German expressionism. (Continues on 85p087.)
Topics: Sound Poetry, New American Poetry, New York School, political poetry, Black Arts Movement
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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A literature class, "Basic Poetics," taught by Allen Ginsberg at The Naropa Institute April 21, 1980. Ginsberg and class begin by discussing the poetry of Hart Crane and John Milton with regards to prosody. Ginsberg spends most of the rest of the class reading from and discussing John Milton's Paradise Lost. This is class 24 of 33.
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by Campbell, Duncan; diPrima, Diane; Ginsberg, Allen; Giorno, John; Trungpa Rinpoche, Chogyam; Waldman, Anne
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A lecture and reading with Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Diane diPrima and John Giorno. The talks include Trungpa Rinpoche on Tibetan poetry, fundamental craziness, how to be a poet, and an exerpt of a Trungpa Rinpoche question and answer session. The readings include Trungpa Rinpoche's "Cynical Letter," Ginsberg's "Energy Vampire," Waldman's "Fast Speaking Woman," diPrima's "Ave," and Giorno's "Suicide Sutra." The...
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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A literature class, "Basic Poetics," taught by Allen Ginsberg at The Naropa Institute April 28, 1980. The majority of the class is spent reading and discussing the work of the poets John Suckling and Andrew Marvell. The work of Anne Bradstreet, Abraham Cowley, Richard Crawshaw, Thomas Carew, and Richard Lovelace is also discussed. This is class 26 of 33.
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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This is a class on Shakespeare's Tempest, taught by Allen Ginsberg, from August 18, 1980 at Naropa. At the outset, Ginsberg explains that instead of reading the whole play through, he will touch on important lines in each Act and scene and explore them deeply. In this recording he discusses Act I scene 1 and 2 with various digressions and explications on Shakespeare's metaphores, Aristotle's poetic and dramatic theories, Ezra Pound's four parts of poetry, and Ginsberg's own poetic influences...
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by Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche; Ginsberg, Allen; Rome, David; Waldman, Anne
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First half of a reading by Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and William S. Burroughs. Ginsberg reads "Ayer's rock," "December 1974," "Hospital window," "C'mon Jack," "Don't grow old" and "Father death blues." Waldman reads "Musical garden," "Energy crisis," "Boulder poem" and "Shaman hisses." David Rome reads Trungpa's "Song of the white banner," "Letter to...
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by Dorn, Ed
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This is the second class in a series taught by Ed Dorn in the summer of 1977. Disscussion and reading of "Gunslinger" Influences on "Gunslinger" Continued discussion and reading of "Gunslinger" Dorn's early experiences in the West. The Dive-away car life and being on the road, pre-Jack Kerouac. Writing "Gunslinger". This is part 1 of 2.
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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The first class in an Allen Ginsberg course on Expansive Poetics. Ginsberg opens the class with a brief history of the topics of courses he has taught in the past. He then explains his expectations for this course and the material he plans to cover in the sourcebook/anthology he is compiling. He then reads Geza Roheim's Children of the desert, Shelley's Hymn to intellectual beauty, Ode to the West Wind and the end of Adonais. The class discusses rhythm and the expansive breath and how it...
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by Waldman, Anne
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First half of a class from Anne Waldman's month-long series on female writers, "Some Women Writers," during the summer of 1977. The class consists of notes on Jane Austen and readings of her work, discussion of Virginia Woolf and Jean Rhys, and a discussion of the goddess and her role in women's writings. Readings make up most of the class. (Continued on 77p073.)
Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, women poets, feminist poetry, spiritualism and literature
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by Corso, Gregory
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Class instructed by Gregory Corso on archaic language and tailoring the poem. The class discussion includes Egyptian language, Count St. German, magic, obsolete words, and student works. This is class 5 of 8.
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by Baraka, Amiri
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First half of an Amiri Baraka lecture on various subjects including poetry as the basis of all writing, William Shakespeare, dub poets, the United States in Grenada, Brahma, Mark Twain, slave writing, African syntax, and critical realism. (Continues on 84p002.)
Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, African American literature, poetry and race
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by Burroughs, William S.
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First half of a lecture by William S. Burroughs including a tape recorded experiment called "Paranormal Voices," a cut-up experiment of Brion Gysin, experiments with Sommerville, messages from dreams, The Last Words of Dutch Schultz, and phrases of minimal context. Burroughs also discusses Shakespeare, computers, Homer, Gertrude Stein, James Joyce, T.S. Eliot, and Carl Jung. Lecture ends with a question and answer session. (Continues on 76p019.) Keywords: beat movement, experimental...
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First half of a class with Allen Ginsberg discussing vividness and close observation in writing, particularly the writers who do it, including Walt Whitman, haiku, Jack Kerouac, Reznikoff, Imagists and William Carlos Williams. Ends with Ginsberg reading a poem that was a partial model for "Howl."(Continues on 86p306B.)
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Topics: New American Poetry, beat movement, Buddhism, consciousness and literature
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by Duncan, Robert
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First half of a lecture by Robert Duncan, entitled "Warp and woof." Discussion covers truth vs. fabrication, Homer, Ezra Pound, imagism and Plotinus, magic Neo-Platonism, Pound's usury, effects of personal experience on poetry, dictionaries, etymologies, Denise Levertov's fairy tale experience, revisions, Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, and Ginsberg and aboriginal poets. (Continues on 76p002.) Keywords: New American Poetry, San Francisco Renaissance, Aboriginal poets, magic and...
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by Kyger, Joanne
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This is the second class in a series given by Joanne Kyger at the Naropa Institute in 1981 entitled Compassion for Place. Kyger looks heavily into Native American storytelling and poetry, focusing mainly on the plethora of Coyote Stories that are told in many different traditions, including here the Achomawi and Okanagan, and also on the works of native poets Jaime de Angulo and Simon Ortiz. This is class 1 of 12.
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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Allen Ginsberg class on Expansive Poetics. He opens by talking about Pushkin and reads his "The Prophet," "Message to Syberia" and a couple others. He then moves to American `19th century authors and talks about Edgar Allen Poe and reads "The Bells" and "Anabelle Lee." He then talks about rhythm and the spondee and goes into great details explaining and giving examples of different meters. He defines meter and foot. Then he moves into Herman Mellville and...
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by Whalen, Philip
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A class, "Rotating Shakespeare," taught by Philip Whalen at the Naropa Institute August 8, 1980. Whalen continues discussing Pericles and Shakespeare in general. This is part 3 of 3.
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A William S. Burroughs reading compiled from a number of works. Burroughs covers topics from miracles and magic to the Titanic, narcotics, the supernatural and hospitals.
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71U031 is part 2 of Gregory Bateson's 1971 lecture on consciousness and psychopathology.
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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A reading by Allen Ginsberg performing William Blake's Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience. Songs of Innocence includes: "The Shepherd," "The Echoing Green," "The Lamb," "The Little Black Boy," "The Blossom," "The Chimney Sweeper," "The Little Boy Lost," "The Little Boy Found," "Laughing Song," and "Holy Thursday." Songs of Experience includes: "Nurse's Song," "The Sick...
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Topics: New American Poetry, beat movement, visionary poetry, performance poetry
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by Corso, Gregory; Ginsberg, Allen
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A class on the history of poetry by Allen Ginsberg, in a series of classes in the Summer of 1975. Gregory Corso helps teach the class. Percy Bysshe Shelley and Thomas Hood are discussed extensively. The class reads from Shelley, and Ginsberg recites Shelley's "Ode to the west wind."
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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This is a class on Shakespeare's Tempest, taught by Allen Ginsberg, from August 20, 1980 at Naropa. At the outset, Ginsberg explains that instead of reading the whole play through, he will touch on important lines in each Act and scene and explore them deeply. In this recording he discusses Act IV scenes 1 through 3 with various digressions and explications on Shakespeare's metaphores and quotes from Elizabethan poets, Calderon's La Vida Es Sueno and Henry King's image of a bubble. This is...
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by Bye, Reed; Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne
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Reed Bye reads pieces including "Life and Death," "Life and Death," and "Simple House," and "To a Prisoner Waiting." Anne Waldman reads pieces including "Stones," "Waiting," and "Animals." Allen Ginsberg reads his "Ode to Failure," a Sapphic poem, and "Classical Bathtub Thoughts" among others. continued from 80P171
Second half of a poetry reading with Jena Osman, Bob Perelman, Mei Mei Bersenbrugge, and Joanne Kyger. Kyger reads from her book, Again. (Continued from 00P025)
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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Continuation of a Basic Poetics class by Allen Ginsberg in 1980. In this class he explores the world of 13th-15th C. poetry. "Drop this poetry like acid," says Allen. This is class 2 of 33.
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by Kapil Rider, Bhanu; Mullen, Laura; Polito, Robert; Yau, John
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A prose panel from week 3 of the Summer Writing Program at Naropa in 2002, featuring Robert Polito the art of Jim Thompson discussing briefly Ida Lupino, Jim Thompson & the WPA and on the composition of his book on Thompson, Savage Beauty, ending with brief note on Bob Dylan's Time out of Mind and Love and Theft. Laura Mullen reads a cycle of vignettes on composition. John Yau reads an essay on Andy Worhol titled, "Double Self-Portrait." This panel is followed with a Q&A...
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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The first session of a class in basic poetics taught by Allen Ginsberg in 1980 at Naropa Institute. This session discusses Shakespeare's poetry and the Lyric and Ballad poets, juxtaposing these with Modernist, Futurist, and contemporary poets such as William Carlos Williams, Ezra Pound, Charles Reznikoff, and David Cope, to show the evolution and direction of poetics. Ginsberg ends the session by reading extensively from Cope's selected works. This is class 1 of 33.
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by Waldman, Anne
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An Anne Waldman reading. Introduced by Allen Ginsberg, Waldman reads eleven of her poems including "Cable blue mosque."
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An Andrei Codrescu lecture on surrealism and the suggestions of the unconsciousness. Codrescu discuses what surrealism is, automatic writing, William S. Burroughs, and cut-ups. Codrescu also reads from his book, The Disappearance of the Outside. The lecture concludes with a question and answer period.
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by Tysh, Chris
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Chris Tysh workshop. Tysh presents an overview of possibilities for application (or possibly mis-application) of the theories of Marx, Freud, and Lacan to writing. Tysh concentrates on how writing can mirror-- in distorting and creative ways-- the world, the I, and experience.
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by Snyder, Gary
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Gary Snyder class. Snyder discusses tips for writing poetry, several editing processes, and some Japanese Zen literary advice. He also reads several translations of Chinese poems, talks about Gregory Bateson and Wendell Barry, and reads Kenneth Roxroth's translation of a poem called "Full Moon."
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by Waldman, Anne
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Anne Waldman, Rotating Shakespeare: Troilus and Cressida, June 1980. Waldman presents a class on Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, discussing the historical, biographical, and cultural context of the play as well as exploring the main characters and reading from the more famous speeches of the play. (Continued on 80P140). This is class 1 of 4.
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by Baraka, Amiri
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An Amiri Baraka lecture, discussing the need for a cultural revolution now in the United States, and discussing a new forum for sharing creative work about, and building political power for, significant cultural and political change.
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by Waldman, Anne
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Second half of a class from Anne Waldman's month-long series on female writers, "Some Women Writers," during the summer of 1977. This class is about Emily Dickinson. Her life and work are discusssed in great detail. Anne reads Dickinson's work and offers information on Dickinson's biography, poetry, and letters. (Continued from 77p068.) Keyword: New American Poetry, New York School, women poets, feminist poetry, spiritualism and literature
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A SWP faculty reading including Elizabeth Robinson, Kenneth Irby and Robin Blaser held at Naropa University June 14, 2003. Elizabeth Robinson reads poetry followed by Kenneth Irby reading poetry. This is part 1 of 2.
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by Snyder, Gary
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This August 1983 recording is of Gary Snyder reading in Boulder for the first time since 1972. It is a selection of poetry from his new work "Axe Handles." The commentary between poems reflects his interest im Buddhism and his travelling and anthropological experiences. He comments on the inspirations for some of his written works.
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by Corso, Gregory
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Class instructed by Gregory Corso covering various topics including Plutarch, Catullus, the Egyptian Book of the Dead, Burroughs, Kerouac, Cassidy, time travel, Martin Heidegger, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Sapphics. This is class 7 of 8.
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by Corso, Gregory
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Class instructed by Gregory Corso. The class covers various topics including the Socratic Method, Nero, Masons, the French Revolution, Wordsworth, Shelley, Keats, Roman mythology, Christianity, Post-Roman literature, Milton, and Blake. This is class 3 of 8.
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by Corso, Gregory
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Class instructed by Gregory Corso. The class covers various topics including Shelley's birthday and biography, women poets, men as mystical/women as magical, and student poems. This is class 4 of 8.
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by Brown, Rebecca; Delany, Samuel R.; Evenson, Brian; Kapil Rider, Bhanu
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A Panel recorded June 22, 2004 during the Summer Writing Program at Naropa University, on Narrative and Identity, Brian Evenson, Chair. Panelists are Samuel R. "Chip" Delaney, Rebecca Brown, and Bhanu Kapil. Topics cover personal identity vs. narrative identity, writing from the other, experimental narrative and experimental identity, structure and identity, code and catagory in identity, stable and unstable identities and narrative. The Panel is followed with a Q&A.
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by Whalen, Philip
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A Philip Whalen class on Virginia Woolf. Whalen discusses Woolf's biography, including her death, her journals and letters, and her novels, including To the Lighthouse and The Waves. Whalen also reads and discusses excerpts from Woolf's works.
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by Corso, Gregory
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Class instructed by Gregory Corso entitled Poetry the Container. The class includes Corso reading his works City Child's Day and Mortal Infliction and discussion of student work. This is workshop 1 of 2.
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by Hollo, Anselm
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This is a recording of a class taught by Anselm Hollo on hermeticism. He dialigues with the class about such aspects of hermeticism as exile, language, archetype, religion, and specific writers who have hermetic traits. Hollo also discusses alchemy, Arabian roots of math and science, and some Buddhist concepts. In this tape the students read a piece of their poetry for the class to workshop aloud.
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by Kyger, Joanne
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Joanne Kyger presents a class at Naropa Institute in which she reads the poetry of Simon Ortiz and Lewis MacAdams, listens to an interview done with Ortiz by MacAdams, and discusses Ortiz's ideas and poetics. This is tape 1 of 2.
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Second half of a workshop with William S. Burroughs comparing his works to those of Jack Kerouac, discussing their writing techniques. Burroughs provides biographical information on where the two met and their relationship. He also discusses what it means to be a writer and how many people are not writers even though they claim to be and have published work. Burroughs responds to questions about his relationship with Kerouac, dreams, and his own literary influences. This workshop took place...
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by Coolidge, Clark; Creeley, Robert; Lacy, Steve; Mackey, Nathaniel
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First half of a panel on jazz featuring Clark Coolidge, Steve Lacy, Nathaniel Mackey, and Robert Creeley. Coolidge, who worked as a jazz drummer at one time, begins by reading his piece, "A note on bop." The panelists move on to a discussion of bop as a language, rhythm, the relationship of words to music, and their own experiences with jazz. They also touch briefly on the work of Harry Partch. (Continues on 91P066)
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by Grenier, Robert
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Tape 3 out of a 5 tape series that features Robert Grenier giving a class on nature poetry in relation to language poetry. Grenier makes reference to various artists and reads excerpts of their work as well as his own work.
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by Hawkins, Bobbie Louise; Jones, Hettie; Kyger, Joanne; Vega, Janine Pommy
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A panel of four women writers from the Beat Generation, including Joanne Kyger, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Hettie Jones, and Janine Pommy Vega, discuss their own work and influences as well as the context and history of the Beat Generation, and their role within that context.
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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A literature class taught by Allen Ginsberg at The Naropa Institute, April 14, 1980. Ginsberg and class read and discuss the poetry of Hart Crane, George Herbert, Henry King and Dylan Thomas. Ginsberg also speaks extensively about the notions of condensation, vision and meter. This is class 23 of 33.